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ID: 570431.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Tropical ecology
A preliminary classification of habitats of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, and its relation to national and international wetland classification systems
Authors:Nunes da Cunha, Cátia; Junk, Wolfgang J.
Language:English
Place of Publication:Sofia [et al.]
Publisher:Pensoft
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011-04
Title of Book:The Pantanal: Ecology, biodiversity and sustainable management of a large neotropical seasonal wetland
Start Page:127
End Page:141
Physical Description:870 S.
Full Name of Book-Editor(s):Junk, Wolfgang J.; da Silva, Carolina J.; Nunes da Cunha, Cátia; Wantzen, Karl M.
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Large wetlands such as the Pantanal are composed of many different subsystems, ranked as ecosystems or habitats. These subsystems are subject to different environmental conditions, harbor different plant and animal communities, and interact with each other in many ways. Therefore, the functioning of the Pantanal can only be understood by closely examining the structures and functions of its individual subsystems and their interactions. Successful plans for the sustainable management and protection of the Pantanal and its biodiversity must take into account the specific requirements of these subsystems. Accordingly, the elaboration of an ecological classification of the habitats of the Pantanal is a prerequisite for future scientific research, management, and environmental legislation. In this chapter, we propose a preliminary ecological classification system based on a hierarchical order that considers climate, hydrology, soil and water chemistry, and plant cover. We discuss the position of our system in the context of other classifi cation systems and point out its advantages for scientists, decision makers, politicians, and the local population.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:InBook
Communicated by:Brigitte Lechner
Affiliations:MPI für Evolutionsbiologie/AG Tropenökologie
External Affiliations:Núcleo de Estudos Ecológicos do Pantanal (NEPA), Depto. Botânica e Ecologia - IB/UFMT, Av. Fernando Correa s/n, Coxipó, Cuiabá, MT, CEP 78060-900, Brazil; INCT-INAU, UFMT, Cuiaba MT.;
Identifiers:ISBN:978-954-642-492-1 (HB) [ID-No:1]
ISBN:978-954-642-493-8 (e-book) [ID-No:2]
LOCALID:2850/S 39193 [Listen-Nummer/S-Nummer]
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